During the NYC trip coordinated by Anne Gibbons (Code Pink NYC) and Sally Jones (Peace Action), Bruce K. Gagnon, co-founder of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, spoke at an event, Hiroshima Day, August 6, 2007, Jonathan IeIpi Firefighters Park, Great Neck, NY. The 'Hiroshima Day' was an event organized by the Great Neck SANE/Peace Action. The event was also commemorated by the LI Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives.
“Historian Gar Alperovitz has written extensively about this question of the "necessity" of the U.S. dropping the bomb. In his book, The Decision to Use the Bomb, he writes, "In his memoirs Admiral William D. Leahy, the President's [Truman] Chief of Staff -- and the top official who presided over meetings of both the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Combined U.S.-U.K. Chiefs of Staff -- minced few words:
[T]he use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender. . . .
[I]n being the first to use it, we . . . adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion, and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children."(Bruce Gagnon, http://space4peace.blogspot.com)
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